Quake Jolts Odawaran`s to Attention
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 jolted the Kanto region, surrounding Tokyo, Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The 11:19 quake measured upper 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in Hokota, Ibaraki Prefecture, and lower 5 in several parts of Ibaraki, Tochigi and Saitama prefectures, according to the agency.
The epicenter of the quake was some 70 kilometers below the southern part of Tochigi Prefecture, the agency said.
No tsunami warning was issued.
Shinkansen bullet train services were suspended between Tokyo and Odawara, Kanagawa Prefecture, according to Central Japan Railway Co. Read More
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